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(Some Guy)   Pope has mass for tsunami victims. Most muslims and hindus (hindies?) in the area say 'mmmm, thanks'.   ( ) divider line
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3780 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Jan 2005 at 12:48 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-01-01 10:26:28 AM  
Yeah, that'll solve the problem. God and Jesus should be here anytime to make it all better.
2005-01-01 10:45:17 AM  
Yeah, cause it's bad for people to have something that lifts their spirits, right meshman?
2005-01-01 11:02:31 AM  
He had a MASS?? What the hell? Honestly, people are DEAD from WALLS OF WATER, and we're going to PRAY about it?

Think of all the things the pope could be doing with that power. He could require a donation from all the Catholics of the world. He could sell all those gold crosses and hand the pile of cash over to the people who are dying. He could demand mandatory reconstruction service from all of the cardinals in the vatican and ship them over there.

The next time a leader of world religion decides to use RELIGION to solve a problem, I think I'm gonna hurl. God, why can't these people realize that no one on the internet will ever think you're intelligent unless you shun those silly beliefs?
2005-01-01 11:13:09 AM  

When you get to the gates of hell remember that post.
2005-01-01 11:54:44 AM  
Actually, I'm banking on God being able to recognize sarcasm.
2005-01-01 12:13:31 PM  
Ok now I am oficially confused
2005-01-01 12:16:24 PM  
Wasn't God the one who sent the tsunami in the first place?
2005-01-01 12:52:48 PM  
The word is "Hindus", submitter. Capitalized.
2005-01-01 12:53:10 PM  
"...and Pope? If you could go ahead and make sure we don't get any more tsunamis headed this way, that would be greaaat. Mmmkay? Thanks."

2005-01-01 12:53:38 PM  
HeadbangerSmurf god forbid they do something useful.
2005-01-01 12:55:32 PM  
I may be wrong, but maybe the Catholic church doesnt have the necessary *cough*greedy bastards*cough* resources to help out in more terrestrial ways?
2005-01-01 12:55:40 PM  
...."And, Pope, I'mmmmmm gonna need you to work Saturday, Yeah? Okay, Great."
2005-01-01 12:56:19 PM  
God cant recognize sarcasm.. Cause it's impossible for something that doesn't exist to recognize anything.
2005-01-01 12:57:22 PM  
Reminds me of the Onion article headline with something about ..."Catholics, Hellbound."

/"Religion" = "cult"
2005-01-01 12:57:29 PM  

Judge not, lest ye be judged.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

Etc etc etc.
2005-01-01 12:58:17 PM  
I'm sure Catholic aid and relief agencies are on the ball, too. As far as churches go, they're pretty good about that kind of thing.
2005-01-01 12:58:44 PM  
Ah yes, how do catholics fix anything? Say a prayer. That'll fix everything.

/will never credit 'god' with his good fortune, nor blame him for his bad.
2005-01-01 01:00:53 PM  
[the pope]could require a donation

Require a donation? Maybe suggest, definitely not 'require.'
2005-01-01 01:03:34 PM  
It is hindu. Hindi, with the i, is usually in reference to the language.
2005-01-01 01:03:39 PM  
Just to get the flamewar started properly, what are the odds that if this disaster had happened to Christian nations, most of the muslims in question would have been rubbing their hands in glee and proclaiming it "God's Will"?
2005-01-01 01:03:42 PM  
Praying for someone else is the best thing one can ever do. For those non believers, its similar to wishing good for the other person.

/I dont believe some farkers are actually making mockery of this
2005-01-01 01:05:36 PM  
moltov: Require a donation? Maybe suggest, definitely not 'require.'

Historically, the Pope's power has been on par with that of monarchs. I suppose he could require a donation... remember, the church already requires a "tithe."

That said, Catholic Charities are doing a lot already...
2005-01-01 01:06:24 PM  
pope soap on a rope.....makes it easier to wash away your sins....

/agnostic so im not going to hell
//probably chucky cheese during peak THATS hell
2005-01-01 01:06:46 PM  
There seems to be a disproportionate amount of hatred towards Roman Catholics and Muslims on Fark. What makes other sects of Christianity and other Eastern religions exempt?
2005-01-01 01:07:23 PM  
Just to state some FACTS (for most of you anti-Catholic bigots):

Catholic Charities is one of the LARGEST charities on the planet. It is active in every country except N. Korea.

Catholic Charities has one of the lowest operating budgets of any charities. There are no six-figure execs on the board (like the Red Cross).

I know that all you Farkers are WAY TOO smart to give the Church credit for anything, since it's all just a bunch of pedophiles, right? If you're going to slam the Church, that's fine; at least recognize the real, good things they do.

And, the above poster is right; it's "Hindus".
2005-01-01 01:07:25 PM  
wishing good for the other person is just a nice gesture

paying usually involves actually believing it's going to do something (other than making you feel like you did some good.. you didn't, now donate some cash because cash>god)
2005-01-01 01:08:17 PM  

You COULD have MADE the POINT without ALL the CAPITALS. You KNOW?
2005-01-01 01:09:13 PM  

Man1 : "I'm so sad, I've just been diagnosed with HIV"
Man2 : "You will be in my prayers"
Man1 : "actually that doesn't make me feel any better, its just stupid and condesending and doesn't help at all"
2005-01-01 01:10:29 PM  
Just to get the flamewar started properly, what are the odds that if this disaster had happened to Christian nations, most of the muslims in question would have been rubbing their hands in glee and proclaiming it "God's Will"?

Most? Probably not. The crazy fundies? Probably. In fact, I'm sure there are some Christian fundies in the US who are saying this is God's Will for attacking the US. Just wait for Jerry Falwell to get over his hangover and I'm sure we'll be hearing it on some late night television program.

Crazy fundies are crazy fundies are crazy fundies.
2005-01-01 01:10:38 PM  
They already prayed to Krishna. What if they pray to Jesus, and then Jesus and Krishna are both in the skies, showering, oh, I don't know, grace or something, and they bump into each other? What happens then?!?!?!
2005-01-01 01:10:43 PM  
you didn't, now donate some cash because cash>god


well, I wud say good wishes and prayers > Cash...Those people are getting all the monetary support they need...Its more of the emotional trauma they are going through which is worse. Money cannot solve those they think praying probably can, as it gives mental peace.
2005-01-01 01:15:07 PM  
The Pope lives in a studio apartment?
2005-01-01 01:15:14 PM  
Poster: I believe a Hindu is practitioner(sp?) of the Hindu faith, and Hindi is a language largely spoken in and around India.

I'm not a religious person, but I'd say good wishes are good wishes regardless of from where they come.

2005-01-01 01:16:30 PM  
Of course, the Pope had the audacity to give a damn about people not of his religion. How awful. He should have sent some people over there with bombs strapped to them to blow up rescue workers.......then he could get some good press as a religion of peace.
2005-01-01 01:17:21 PM  
Why would you willingly want to woship a diety that, when all-powerful and all-knowing, knowingly allows the misguided to burn in hell?

That seems pretty evil to me. Wouldn't a being of infinite compassion save them anyway?
2005-01-01 01:19:19 PM  
I think that Hindi Goddess with all the arms could sucker punch Allah
2005-01-01 01:20:05 PM  
Well, at the mass the pope announced that theyre going to be sending hundreds of priests to help care for the children left orphaned. Especailly the young, firm 12year old boys.

/Short buss to hell.
2005-01-01 01:20:29 PM  
Yeah! What Kektek said.

People in the affected areas don't need hope or help with their grief, all they really need is wads and wads of cash. Nothing helps a person with the loss of a loved one than currency. Damn that Pope dude.
2005-01-01 01:20:53 PM  

Wouldn't a being of infinite compassion save them anyway?

And, hence, the story of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The five Sorrowful Mysteries and the Stations of the Cross have the answer to that question.
2005-01-01 01:21:25 PM  
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//surprised the hell outta me too
2005-01-01 01:23:00 PM  
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2005-01-01 01:23:40 PM  

Praying for someone else is the best thing one can ever do. For those non believers, its similar to wishing good for the other person.

I'd say that's a little strongly worded.

Good wishes are far inferior to good actions.

Before you flame at me, I know Catholic Charities are doing a lot of good over there... I am merely disputing the idea that prayer is the best that one can do for another.
2005-01-01 01:23:43 PM  
do not offer my deity a peanut, thank you
2005-01-01 01:24:14 PM  
fitting? fark you, moops
2005-01-01 01:25:16 PM  

The five Sorrowful Mysteries and the Stations of the Cross have the answer to that question.

Can you get the Stations of the Cross on MediaPlayer? I only have an AM clock-radio in here.
2005-01-01 01:25:21 PM  
For heavens sake! Save the young boys first!
2005-01-01 01:30:37 PM  
Yes, yes, I know - twelve years of the Catholic School. :)

Still - many Christians, especially the 'born again' factions (no offense to them, I am just saying) - talk about people 'going to hell'.

How could God possibly allow people, no matter how stupid, actually go to Hell? I mean, yes, free will, but it is GOD here - don't you think he'd still catch people after they fell?

And, would you think a God would let people 'go to Hell' just because they didn't believe in him? I got turned off to Christianity pretty quickly when I heard that Ghandi wouldn't be in Heaven.

That's mean.

/seriously asking, not trying to flamebait
2005-01-01 01:31:27 PM  
Let's see, he's YOUR god, so why don't YOU burn in hell?

I'm a Pagan, so I could care less what your scary, angry, vindictive sky god thinks.

There is no Heaven, there is no Hell.

Religion = cult & myth

Don't worry folks, in another thousand years or so, people will tell stories about your "gods" just like you do about the ancient Greek gods now......

Don't you get it?
2005-01-01 01:31:48 PM  
Bravo! You had me until the last line.
2005-01-01 01:37:17 PM  
No Christian entering this thread is allowed to post unless they convincingly explain why the Catholic Church needs all that money.

Though, come to think of it, it is justified in Scripture, if not morally justified. Jesus laid the groundwork for an entire succession of thieving evangelists when he said "The poor are always with you" when asked why he needed his feet oiled when he was just going to get them nailed to a tree.
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